In November 2017, we finally made the move to start putting some of our beers into bottled format. To ensure that beer doesn't run out for our existing customers (bars, restaurants and shops), our bottling programme is currently quite limited in scope and capacity. We will update our policies on this page as our beer production and bottling infrastructure grows. Please bear with us.
Please refer to the following for questions you may have.
What beer(s) will be on sale the weekend of 11/18-19
Ichigo Ichie, our year round Saison, will be available for 450JPY a bottle.
What other beers will be bottled and when do you plan to release them?
In addition to Ichigo Ichie, we will release 2 more year round beers in bottles:
- Ichii Senshin (Belgian IPA) - early Dec*
- Kuroshio no Gotoku (Belgian Stout) - early 2018*
*Stay tuned to our website and Facebook for further details
How much will those beers cost?
All 3 beers will retail for 450JPY per bottle.
Do you accept credit card or any other form of payment?
Unfortunately we only accept cash as of this time. Please also note that all sales of bottles are final and we do not typically provide refunds.
Is there a limit on how many I can buy?
In the light of the limited capacity of our bottling machine, we are limiting sales of our beer to 6 bottles per person in an effort to ensure bottles are available to as many people as possible*.
Furthermore, customers may not purchase additional beers on behalf of someone else.
*You must be 20 years and older to purchase beer.
Who is able to purchase your beer?
As noted above, due to current capacity restraints, purchases are for self-consumption only.
Please do not resell our beer.
Do you provide plastic bags to take the beers home in?
Because we feel passionate about being environmentally conscious wherever possible, we hope that customers understand our decision to not provide plastic bags.
You are welcome to bring your own bag, and we have our own original KBC eco-bag available for purchase at 1000JPY. The eco-bag entitles the owner to enjoy a 100JPY discount off every 6-pack of beer purchased from the first 6-pack onwards for the life of the bag.
An insulated 3 bottle bag with cool packs will be available for purchase at 100JPY for customers traveling from further afield who are concerned about spoilage.
Will I be able to purchase your beer if I come later in the day?
We have prepared 650 bottles per day for the first weekend and sales are on a first-come-first serve basis. This also means we cannot take reservations.
Should we sell out of the daily allotment, bottle sales for the day will unfortunately finish.
If I purchase bottles, can I drink them in the taproom?
Unfortunately, no. All bottle sales are for enjoyment off-site. Thank you for understanding!
I plan on drinking in your taproom, can you hold onto the bottles I purchase for me?
Bottle sales are for immediate takeaway only. Of course, you can keep your bottles with you while enjoying some KBC pints!
Do you have plans for selling your beer outside of your taproom?
For the foreseeable future, we will not be selling bottles outside of our taproom. This includes to shops, restaurants and bars.
Can I visit the brewery on a weekday and buy bottles?
Unfortunately not. The taproom is only open on weekends and we do not sell merchandise or bottles outside of taproom hours.
I am visiting Kyoto. Can you please ship me my bottles?
Unfortunately not. Bottles purchased at our taproom are for takeaway and cannot be shipped to you.
Why is the availability of bottles so limited?
While we are trying our best to maintain supply, the limited capacity of our bottling machine means that we unfortunately cannot guarantee that bottled beers will always be available for purchase.
We will do our best to update you via our Facebook page about bottle availability.
Will I be able to buy your eco-bag even if the bottles sell out?
Yes, while supplies last. Furthermore, you will also be entitled to the 100JPY discount off of every KBC 6-bottle purchase.
What is your return policy on bottles?
If the bottle is defective (ex: chipped) in any manner or if you find something wrong with the beer, please return the bottle when the taproom is next open and we will happily replace it for you.
Do you re-use your bottles? Should I return them to you?
The infrastructure and space necessary for properly sanitising and returning bottles is beyond our capacity. As such, our bottles are one-time use. After enjoying our beer, please properly recycle the bottle.